Lessons from Themes
chipp at chipp.com
Thu Dec 2 09:11:18 CST 2004
There are indeed a number of cross-platform positioning issues as you
describe. Though, I don't think of them as RR's fault or responsibility,
as they do provide tools to manage it. Just check out 'profiles.' You
can set the loc, width, height, (in fact any property) of a control and
then move it on startup. It's not that hard.
Also, as I'm sure many others have done, I have written my own
positioning layout library with specific toggles for specific platforms.
Lastly, there are a number of major cross platform applications who
ignore the repective native platform GUI's in favor of their own custom
versions. If you create a custom GUI with it's own tabs, buttons, etc.,
then you need only concern yourself with the font setting in fields (I
like Tahoma, it seems fairly consistent across Mac and PC platforms).
I hope this helps.
xbury.cs at clearstream.com wrote:
>>Note that this was discussed previously, and it is unlikely that a real
>>"OS X" appearance will be possible under Windows, although you might
>>think they could get close enough to at least deal with button border
>>offsets, field offsets, etc...
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